Even if you are the person that everyone goes to for tech help, you probably still require additional help from time to time to complete certain tasks. Maintaining ones computer is a very broad subject that includes a great many things. The laptop and desktop computer has become an essential component of our day to day lives, especially for the professional and student.

Here are 8 simple things every computer user out there should want to know, especially if they want to extend the life of their system. 

1. Regular Maintenance Is Crucial

With the added complexity of computer software, maintaining ones computer is a task that has become increasingly more difficult. Whether you are on a Windows or Mac based computer, the things that you must always do include keeping the operating system up-to-date with the latest patches and have good antivirus software running on it at all times.

2. Setup a Backup System

Backing up ones computer is a task that we’re all probably aware of, but rarely ever get down to actually doing it. Setting up a backup system only takes a couple of minutes, so you can do it in very little time and forget about it, until you need to work with it again.

If you’re using an external hard drive as a storage location for your backups, then you can probably use the built-in backup tools that come bundled with the operating system. However, such backups will only help you in the event that your computer fails. If your home was to burn down and you lost all your personal belongings, you’d effectively lose everything, your important files, photos, applications etc.

As a workaround, I’d recommend you used an online backup service. That way, all the data you backup to it, will be accessible on any computer, providing you have the login details.

3. Secure Sensitive Data

While ensuring your most important files are backed up, protecting your most sensitive data, like password details is also equally as important. The internet has tons of vulnerabilities that computer hackers are all too happy to exploit, which is why I recommend you use encrypted software to conceal this information.

4. Share Your Computer Files

In order to transfer data from one computer to another, the usual methods entail the use of a hard drive or flash drive. However, the more convenient way of doing it is to use Windows Home Group feature, which allows you to send data wirelessly to all the computers attached to your home network. Drop Box also has similar capabilities, but you’ll need to be logged into the service in order to utilise it.

5. Use Computer Shortcuts

One of the best things about our computer systems is that through them, it’s possible for you to do things that would otherwise take you a considerable amount of time. Say for example you want to find a specific word on a web page. Instead of scanning for it on the page, you could simply use the search feature by pressing Ctrl + F, and then type the word into the search box.

There are tons of shortcuts, from Ctrl + S, which will save your file, Ctrl + P, which will bring your document to Ctrl + T, which open a new tab in your browser window.

It may seem more complicated remembering and using these shortcuts, but after some time of using them, you’ll wonder why it took you so long to adopt them. There are tons of articles out there that highlight the most popular and useful shortcuts.

6. Manage Your WiFi Network

Learning about the particulars of a network, such as a router, LAN cables and Ethernet ports can be quite scary, especially when you factor in the amount of knowhow that goes into setting one up.

That said it’s possible for you to boost your Wi-Fi signal by attaching a booster to your router. If you constantly need to reset your router, and then make sure it isn’t crowded or overheating.

7. Free Your System of Junk Files

Ever wondered how all those browser toolbars get onto your system, or why you have so many applications installed on your computer that you do not need or use? Bloatware is a major issue in today’s world of Windows, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t something you can do about it.

With the right applications and tools, it’s possible for you to avoid bloatware in the future. Just remove all the stuff that came with your computer that you do not use and then spend some time learning about the different ways companies trick you into installing an application that you do not need. If you can do that, you will be able to keep your system clean of anything that would otherwise slow your system down.

8. Keep Your Personal Information Secure

The internet can be described as many things, except a safe and secure place, it’s for this reason why you’ll want to keep all your personal information as safe and as secure as possible. Making sure you are always using strong passwords, consider removing personal information from document files and photos, and never use your Wi-Fi network without the appropriate protection. Keeping all your personal data safe and secure is not as difficult as it sounds. However, if you’re unsure of what that entails, then I recommend you check out the many articles that write about keeping ones computer safe while online.


Uchenna Ani-Okoye is a former IT Manager who now runs his own computer support website where he writes about computer related tools and other, issues and topics.

If you have been using this room for dumping paper work, it is time to change your habits. If organized well, study room can have multiple uses: home office, homework area, reading area etc. You just need to know how to keep it professional and clean.

Practical Furniture
The furniture in your study room has to be comfortable for working and studying. Find a desk or table that best suits all of your needs, but make sure that the height of the desk reaches your rib cage when you sit down. This way, you can comfortably rest your elbows on the surface, and this position is the best one for your back. Your chair, too, needs to be adequate and comfortable with good back support. Other furniture, like cabinets, shelves and closets, should be easily accessible at all times, and make sure to organize them neatly so you could save up some space and make the whole room look clean.

Hide the Cords
Bunch of tangled cords on your desk can be distracting and impractical. There are numerous ways of keeping the cords at bay, such as tying them together with ropes, drilling holes in your desk for each cord, labelling cords with different colors etc. Choose whichever the option suits you, and never worry about this kind of mess anymore. Also, if you have any cords that have to go across the room, make sure to tuck them at the corners of the walls, or hide them under the rug.

Adequate Lighting
If your study room is too dark, it could make you fall asleep instead of being productive. Additionally, it will cause unnecessary eye strain. On the other hand, strong fluorescent light is also bad for your eyes, and can give you unbearable headaches. You should take the advantage of the natural light. Let the daylight come into your study room as much as you can. It will give your room the freshness and provide you with the necessary light for your study sessions. Also, you can set up a desk lamp to lighten the work-space and enhance your focus. 

Regular Cleaning
Do not wait to lose your mind because of the chaos to start cleaning the study room. Once a week, or even better, at the end of every day, you should dedicate at least 15 minutes to clean up after yourself. Keep your desk tidy and clutter-free. To manage this, rubbish removal companies in Sydney recommend gathering up all used up supplies and excess files and papers and recycling them. At the end of the day, file everything you think you may need, other documents should be shredded and tossed into a recycle bin. Basically, anything you do not need here, throw it away and make room for important things.

No Distractions
Study room has to be distraction-free. Detach from your phone, leave it somewhere else or put it on silent mode. On your computer, try restraining yourself from spending time on social media (you can even block those websites during studying), and try soundproofing your room. All of your focus and work has to be on studying, so be diligent and disciplined. Also, if your room is organized and clean every day, it means less distractions and waste of time on cleaning and reorganizing.

Find Use for Everything
Everything in your study room should have its clear use and purpose. For example, the shelves are here only for the reading material, drawers are for pencils, pens and similar supplies, cabinets are for filing etc. By giving everything its purpose, you will stay organized and you will always have a clear picture where your things might be.

After you have managed to organize your study room, make sure to keep it in that state. Never disturb the balance, and stop making excuses for regular cleaning. 

Railway has released notification for 18736 posts for various level. Online portal for applying online application has started from 26.12.2015.

Details needed before applying

Please keep photo and document in specified size and format. Format specified by RRB is given below

The below video shows an demo for how to apply online.

         Have problem with your internet connection? When your computer wont connects to internet then your chrome browser displays a dinosaur picture.
        So now what, no internet and you get bored. Just press the space bar the dino stats to run. Help the dino from sprints in its path by pressing space bar. Now watch for your score, can you beat my score? Its just a mere score.

This small game inside chrome is designed to pass time till your internet connection gets okay.
              On android phones just touch the screen to activate the game.

This post gives you the list of IITs in India as on 2015. 

IIT Ahmedabad
Gandhi Nagar (Mentored by IIT, Bombay Temporarily at : Vishwakarma Govt. Engineering College, Chandkheda, Ahmedabad
IIT Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneshwar (Mentored by IIT, Kharagpur) Temporarily at : Samantauri, Bhubaneswar
IIT Chennai
P.O. IIT, Chennai-600036
IIT Guwahati
North Guwahati, Guwahati – 781039
IIT Indore
Indore (Mentored by IIT, Bombay) Temporarily at : Institute of Engineering & Technology, DAVV Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore - 452 017
IIT Kanpur
P.O. IIT, Kanpur - 208076
IIT Rajasthan
Rajasthan (Mentored by IIT, Kanpur) Temporarily at : IIT, Kanpur
IIT Kharagpur
P.O. Kharagpur - 721302
IIT Hyderabad
Hyderabad (Mentored by IIT, Madras) Temporarily at : Ordinance Factory, Medak       
IIT Mumbai
Powai, Mumbai - 400076
IIT Patna
Patna (Mentored by IIT, Guwahati) Temporarily at : Navin Govt. Polytechnic, Patliputra Colony, Patna - 800013
IIT New Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110016
IIT Punjab
Ropar (Mentored by IIT, Delhi) Temporarily at : Nangal Road, Rupnagar, Punjab
IIT Roorkee (1)
Mandi (Mentored by IIT, Roorkee) Temporarily at : IIT Mandi Cell, Hafiz Mohammad Ibrahim Building, (Old Central Library). IIT Roorkee, Roorkee - 24766
IIT Roorkee (2)
Roorkee - 247667
IIT Varanasi
(Banaras Hindu University)
Varanasi - 221005

This post gives you the List of top Engineering colleges in Tamilnadu based on score rated for Selection process, Academic Excellence, Personality development, Infrastructure and placement.
IIT Chennai
NIT Tiruchirappalli
PSG college of Technology
Thiagarajar college of Engineering
Kongu Engineering college
Bannari Amman institute of Technology
Mepko Schlenk Engineering college
Sri Sairan Engineering college
Hindustan institute of Technology and science
Rmk college of Engineering and Technology
Karunya institute of Technology and science
Easwari Engineering college

Source : outlookindia (check out full details here)

    You are one among the 900 million users who is using WhatsApp. (This number is increasing every second). WhatsApp has earlier announced that it is free for first year and will be charging for next years but abounded that idea for Indian users for various reasons and continues its service for free.
Have you ever got this question in you? Why WhatsApp is free and we are not charged for using it? Why they provide this service for free, how they earn money?
    Here goes the answer for it, social networks like Facebook, twitter, Instagram etc... comes under data mining companies. These companies collect personal information from their uses and store it in their databases. Yes, WhatsApp also comes under this category. The personal information stored by WhatsApp is sold to MNCs.  This info is used by the MNCs to show you ads based on you interest. How can they sell my information without my knowledge, this is illegal and I’m going to take legal action on them for this? No, you can’t because you have already accepted the terms and conditions before installing the apps in your smartphone and that’s a dead lock J. We don’t care in reading the terms for any of the applications we install and some don’t read even the first line, you should agree with me in this point.
    Sometimes when you open your Facebook page you may note some advertisements of gadgets at low price with discounts which you longed to get. Let’s take you are planning to get a pen drive and Facebook shows ad of pendrive at discounts. How do Facebook know that you wished to get pendrive, you may thing it is coincidence but it is not. somewhere or someday you may have sent a message in WhatsApp about it to your friend. WhatsApp scans your message and displays ads related to that in your fb page. :-0 . Don’t worry your information is only used for it.
Some words from WhatsApp Terms of service  
* If you submit Personally Identifiable Information to us through the WhatsApp Site, or WhatsApp Service, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the WhatsApp Site and WhatsApp Service.
*The WhatsApp Site and Service are hosted in the United States and are intended for and directed to users in the United States. (This means US scans our messages?)